Wild hogs are a nuisance and potential danger to farmers and landowners throughout the United States. Brought to the Americas by early Spanish explorers as a livestock animal and later transported by hunting enthusiasts, wild hogs have spread rapidly throughout the Southeast....More
The current program payment yield under the 2014 Farm Bill is the farm's counter-cyclical (CC) yield in effect on Sept. 30, 2013. The owner of the farm may choose to update the CC yield; this yield will be used to calculate PLC payments on the farm....More
Farmers can come to county Farm Service Agency offices and make an appointment to discuss base reallocation and yield updates later if they can't complete the paperwork for the process by Friday (Feb. 27) afternoon....More
New soybean varieties featuring oil with high oleic content are on the horizon. The improved oil would have a longer shelf life without hydrogenation that produces trans fats and would also provide the benefits of improved health aspects and higher cooking temperatures....More
Generic base acres are not involved in, or subject to, base acre reallocation. If generic base acres are planted to a covered commodity in a given year, then those acres are considered base acres for that planted covered commodity in that crop year....More
Over an 18-month period, Arkansan Brittney Turner photographed farmers and others in the agriculture industry in the Arkansas Delta, “capturing the day-to-day operations of modern farming.” That project has resulted in Farming the Arkansas Delta, a 60-plus page coffee table book containing vibrant photos of her region’s rich fields.
As commodity prices increased since 2008 there has been an interest among producers and landowners to explore the flexible lease concept. Flexible crop leases have been more in place in the Midwest, but within the last few years have seen increased interest in the Southeast and Mid-South....More
Federal budget issues, the farm bill, Waters of the U.S., and climate change — the constant in it all are the farmers and ranchers who continue to plan for the coming year, regardless of the year they just closed out. And for many, those plans include attending the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show....More